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PSD: No tax increase or new tax in draft agreement with IMF


PSD spokesman Catalin Ivan said that PDL and Traian Basescu cheat the public by spreading false information and warned that the new agreement with the IMF does not provide the increase of existing taxes or the enforcement of new ones, so Romanians have no reason to worry, Mediafax informs. “With these measures, we want to continue the process of economic growth and to increase the credibility of Romania on the international financial markets and among foreign investors. The news that surfaced recently in the media about the supposed content of the Letter of Intent with to IMF were not provided by official sources, so they cannot be confirmed. Up to this moment, the draft Letter of Intent and Memorandum with the IMF are not public documents,” Catalin Ivan announced Friday.
According to Ivan, the news about the government pledging to enact the CAS and CASS for the spouses and grown-up children of family members are “completely false” and there was no talk about measures aimed at increasing the taxation of PFA and copyrights. “It is very grave that PDL and Traian Basescu took these unverified news and intently misinformed the public! Unfortunately, we are already accustomed to such initiatives, real lessons of hypocrisy. After telling pensioners, in 2010, that all incomes must be subject to taxation, the president now teaches economic lessons to the government. Traian Basescu and PDL are the last in measure to speak about economic and fiscal measures, because they are the artisans of some of the biggest tax increases in Romania during the recent years, such as the VAT hike to 24 pc,” Catalin Ivan added.

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